In the hot and humid Florida climate, your roof is subjected to above average environmental damage and stress on a daily basis. The beating sun, the moisture in the air and the repeated cycle of heating and cooling that your roof undergoes each day inevitably takes its toll and will without a doubt reduce the overall lifespan of your roofing system.
Having a roof replaced is an expensive endeavour that many homeowners and prospective buyers fear. However, there is a way to improve the lifespan of your roof while also enjoying some added benefits.
Roof painting is definitely the smart solution you are looking for. Here are just a few reasons why you should seriously consider this solution for your home.
A painted roof can reflect the intense, damaging heat and ultraviolet rays from the sun away from your home. Not only does this protect your roofing system from being ravaged by the excessive heat that is all too common in Florida, but it prevents heat from absorbing into your roof and entering the interior of your home.
Poorly insulated houses are especially prone to this phenomenon. By reducing the internal temperature of your dwelling, less energy is consumed by air conditioners and fans and you will feel more comfortable indoors. Not only is this a major cost savings to you and your family, but using less energy is beneficial to the environment as well. It reduces stress on your local power grid and can significantly reduce your carbon footprint.
In fact, Florida is known for consuming nearly 40% more energy than what would be considered average among all the other states. More than half of this energy consumption is attributed to the use of air conditioners during hot weather. Wouldn’t it be nice to spend your hard-earned money on something other than air conditioning? Depending on how much you currently spend on energy costs related to the cooling of your home, the application of a roof paint will pay for itself over the course of a few years. In other words, it is a smart financial decision to paint your roof today and save on future energy bills. What do you have to lose?
Having your roof painted gives your roofing system extra resistance to water and Florida’s high humidity that could otherwise deteriorate your roof over time. A waterproof roof is an investment in the lifespan of your entire home. It keeps mold and moss out of the spaces between your roofing material, which can prevent leaks before they have a chance to start.
It is also important to keep in mind that once a roof starts to leak, damage to the wooden structure of your home as well as the drywall and painted interior surfaces is imminent and unavoidable.
Prolonged leakage risks the development of dangerous mold inside your living spaces. The cost to repair these issues far surpasses the expense of having your roof painted as a preventative measure. In some cases, an already deteriorated roof can benefit from being cleaned and painted to stop leaks and prevent any further damage. In any case, having your roof painted is significantly cheaper than having it replaced entirely! It’s always best to paint your roof while it is still a viable option to do so.
Typically, a quality roofing system should be able to last nearly 70 years with proper maintenance and minor repairs. However, the climate in Florida is quite harsh due primarily to the combination of high temperatures, moisture and the potential for violent storms. These factors increase the likelihood of needing major repairs rather than minor ones over the lifespan of your roofing system.
Should the lifespan of your roof be reduced by these reasons combined with a lack of maintenance, the value of the home itself could be impacted in a very severe manner.
As a method to protect your roof from these hazards, roof painting can extend the life of your roofing system and allows for easy and cost-effective future maintenance. Not only is it cheaper to protect your roof than undergo expensive and stressful repairs down the road, it is cheaper to paint your roof now and have the option to complete occasional, minor touch-ups that won’t break you financially.
All benefits aside, people often wonder how roof painting will affect the long-term value of their property. Should you decide to sell your home after painting its roof, you can expect it to either increase its value or retain its current value better when compared to other homes on the market. Painting your roof should be seen as an intelligent investment in the long-lasting quality and durability of your roofing system. Potential buyers will surely appreciate that you have put in the effort to protect not only your roof, but your home as a whole.
We offer free roof painting estimates! Give us a call at 407.877.3210 or contact us online here and let us help you and your roof out.